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The 6-5 Poetry Reading


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The 6-5 Poetry Reading

  1. 2. <ul><li>After three weeks of hard work, 6-5 has gathered some of their best creations, in order to please you and your friends. Prepare to be inspired! </li></ul>Veronica Borda on the violin
  2. 3. Cinquain A cinquain takes its name from the Latin word , quinque , meaning five. The cinquain is like a haiku in that it is composed of a set number of syllables (22) and a per-line syllable count (2-4-6-8-2). A good cinquain will flow from beginning to end rather than sounding like five separate lines. Jessica Ha, Anthony Rollins
  3. 4. Elegy Poem The elegy is another poetic form that goes back to the ancient Greeks. Like the modern ode and aubade, elegies have no specific form but they have a somber, sometimes mournful tone about them because they are usually about the death of an important or much loved person. Walt Whitman wrote “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed” because he was moved by the Death of Abraham Lincoln. Some elegies ,such as Thomas Gray’s Elegy (written in a country churchyard),” are more general laments about the passing of time. Shanayah Wyche, Avery Adeshigbin
  4. 5. Free Verse Free Verse is poetry that does not require meter or a rhyme scheme. Lydia Sassa, Michaela Maw, Joanne Luu, Margarita Ortiz, Alex Broggins, Nickolas Lozada, Liam Shanahan, Adriana Discher, Jonathan Comerford, Linus Schill, Denver McCollum, Jordan Smith, Riley Roache, Jessica Ha, Monica Jackson, Camille Taylor, Avery Adeshigbin, Toby Mast, Nina McPhaul, Tiffany Tran, Jessica Penn, Verionica Borda, Amira Berry, Isaac Schmidt
  5. 6. Haiku The haiku originated in Japan about 800 years ago. Each poem contains three unrhymed lines and usually includes 17 syllables, arranged in lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. A haiku usually describes a scene in nature and includes a seasonal reference. Ethan Weiner, Rei Chiu, Nickolas Lozada, Jessica Penn, Isaac Schmidt, Amira Berry, Tiffany Tran
  6. 7. Limerick The limerick is one of the most widely recognized poetic forms in the English language. It is a five-line poem that is made up of three lines (1, 2, and 5) with three accented syllables. Read a good limerick out loud and you’ll hear its rhythm bouncing along. Murphy Applin, Hannah Paul
  7. 8. Ode An ode is a poem of celebration. Early odes, like those written in ancient Greece, were quite formal. Over time, however, many poets have come to realize that they can write an ode without the constraints of formal structure, so contemporary odes follow no rhyme scheme or stanza pattern, but they do celebrate! Lydia Sassa
  8. 9. Intermission Please enjoy the wonderful music by our own Ellen Neilson, Hannah Paul, Joanne Luu, Anthony Rollins, and Rei Chiu
  9. 10. Adriana Discher
  10. 11. Toby Mast, Murphy Applin Concrete
  11. 12. X <ul><li>X marks                  the spot </li></ul><ul><li>They say         X is the </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty         fourth </li></ul><ul><li>Letter      of the </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet </li></ul><ul><li>So they      say or </li></ul><ul><li>X is a            shape </li></ul><ul><li>To me             an X </li></ul><ul><li>is Only and                just an X </li></ul>Toby Mast
  12. 13. Friends <ul><li>Friends are like trees. They start as leaves. Sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>They are there, but in the fall, they fall. But sometimes, friends </li></ul><ul><li>are like branches. You have to watch these too, because </li></ul><ul><li>Someone could steal that friend, </li></ul><ul><li>That tree, by cutting the branch </li></ul><ul><li>Right off. But sometimes, </li></ul><ul><li>These branches </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on, and </li></ul><ul><li>Magically, they </li></ul><ul><li>become </li></ul><ul><li>The roots of </li></ul><ul><li>The tree </li></ul><ul><li> W r w c g </li></ul><ul><li> I o e a r </li></ul><ul><li> t o n o </li></ul><ul><li> h t n w </li></ul><ul><li> o s o </li></ul><ul><li>u t </li></ul><ul><li> t </li></ul>Murphy Applin
  13. 14. Riddle Poem Isaac Schmidt and Kiyle Greene Riddle poems have been around for hundreds of years in the literature of many cultures. The object of this poetic form is to indirectly describe a person, place, thing or idea, and see if the reader can figure out the subject of the riddle. A good riddle poem should therefore be puzzling, but not impossible. That’s no fun. A riddle poem usually rhymes, most often in the scheme abcb or aabb . Veronica Borda, Toby Mast, Rei Chiu
  14. 15. Acrostic Poems Acrostic poems are great fun to write. They are basically descriptive poems that can be as long as the author wants to make them. There’s a catch, however. When read downward, the first letter of each line must form a word or phrase, usually the subject of the poem. Anthony Rollins, Jesse Turkson, Denver McCollum, Alexander Broggins, Liam Shanahan, Kiyle Greene, Jordan Smith, Linus Schill
  15. 16. Couplet A couple is two things together, as in “They’re such a nice couple.” a couplet is two lines of poetry that go together, usually rhyming and usually expressing a complete thought. A couple can stand alone, as in Ogden Nash’s many humorous examples; it can also act as a building block for other forms. Toby Mast
  16. 17. Persona poem A persona poem is writing from the point of view of the subject of the poem. For example, what might your pet parrot say if it could speak? Or the stuffed elephant that your sister always carries around? Some people call this poem a masked poem because the poet is in a sense, wearing a mask of the subject of the poem. Think about how you put on a mask at Halloween and become somebody or something different, and you get the idea of a persona poem. Riley Roache, Nina McPhaul
  17. 18. Triolet Although you might expect a triolet to have 3 line s, it actually has 8. The triolet gets its name from the fact that the first line occurs 3 times within the po em. In fact, the first two lines of the poem repeat as the last two lines of the poem and the opening line is also repeated as line 4. The rhyme scheme of a triolet looks like this: abaaabab. Camille Taylor, Toby Mast, Jesse Turkson
  18. 19. Tercet If you have a couplet and add a third line with the same end rhyme, you get a tercet. Some people call this poetic form a triplet. Ethan Weiner, Hannah Paul
  19. 20. Rhyme A poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds, especially at the ends of lines. Monica Jackson, Shanayah Wyche
  20. 21. QUATRAIN <ul><li>The quatrain, the most common stanza in </li></ul><ul><li>English poetry, is made up of four lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Although it can be unrhymed, poets usually </li></ul><ul><li>follow an a.b.a.b. or a.b.b.a. rhyme scheme. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll see this form in action in the sonnet and </li></ul><ul><li>the pantoum. </li></ul>Jonathan Comerford
  21. 22. Pantoum Poem A pantoum follows a complicated formula. It is written in quatrains and can be of any length. If the lines in the quatrains rhyme, the rhyme scheme is usually abab . So far so good, but here comes the tricky part. Lines 2 and 4 of each stanza are repeated as lines 1 and 3 are lines 2 and 4 of the previous stanza and lines 2 and 4 are lines 1 and 3 and 1 of the opening stanza. When all is said and done, every line in a pantoum is used twice, and the final line is the same as the first line. Margarita Ortiz
  22. 23. A five lined poem with a certain amount of syllables in each line: 2-3-2-3-3 Tanka Michaela Maw
  23. 24. Poem of Address A poem of address is, roughly speaking, the flip side of a persona poem. Rather than using his or her imagination to write what an object is saying or thinking, in a poem of address the poet writes as though speaking to a person or object. The poem is not about the object- although we will likely learn about it in the poem – but to the object. Ellen Neilson
  24. 25. Senryu <ul><li>I like to call senryu “haiku with attitude.” a senryu follows the same pattern as a haiku -three lines of 5-7-5 syllables- but it is about a human nature rather than the natural world around us. </li></ul>Joanne Luu Ellen Neilson
  25. 26. Diamante A diamante is similar to a cinquain, but it has seven lines. Diamante poems have the shape of a diamond. The first line is one noun. The second line is two adjectives. The third line has three participles (-ing verbs). The fourth line has four nouns. Then the pattern repeats the opposite direction. The fifth line has three participles (-ing verbs). The sixth line has two adjectives. The seventh line has one noun. Kiyle Greene
  26. 28. THANK YOU FOR COMING! Avery Adeshigbin, Murphy Applin Jr., Amira Berry, Veronica Borda, Alexander Broggins, Reiyuan Chiu, Jonathan Comerford, Adriana Discher, Kiyle Greene, Jessica Ha, Monica Jackson, Nickolas Lozada, Joanne Luu, Toby Mast, Michaela Maw, Denver McCollum, Nina McPhaul, Ellen Nielson, Margarita Ortiz, Hannah Paul, Jessica Penn, Riley Roache, Anthony Rollins, Lydia Sassa, Linus Schill, Isaac Schmidt, Liam Shanahan, Jordan Smith, Camille Taylor, Tiffany Tran, Jesse Turkson, Ethan Weiner, Shanayah Wyche Mrs. Nicole McGeary